ESPN Sunday Night Baseball Commentators And Announcers List 2023

By Roshan Khatiwada / 12 April 2023 03:59 AM

The three lead announcers for Sunday Night Baseball: Eduardo Perez(Left), Karl Ravech(Top-right), and David Cone(Bottom-right)
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ESPN Sunday Night Baseball Commentators are Karl Ravech, David Cone, and Eduardo Perez. The KayRod Casts Alex Rodriguez and Michael Kay will join the contest.

The program is an exclusive weekly telecast of an MLB game that airs on Sunday night at ESPN. It debuted on 15 April 1990.

The first coverage of the program was a game between the Mets and Expos in Montreal. From its formation to 2010, the telecast has been featuring the broadcast team of play-by-play commentator Jon Miller and color commentator Joe Morgan.

After 2010, the commentary team had different line-up changes and eventually reached the Ravich, Cone, and Perez era. 

In 2022, alternate telecasters named KayRod Cast aired on ESPN2 with Kay and Rodriguez as the commentators. It telecasted eight Sunday Night baseball games.

The program is similar to Monday Night Football, another ESPN baseball program hosted by Eli and Peyton Manning.

ESPN Sunday Night Baseball Announcers

ESPN Sunday Night Baseball Announcers include Buster Olney and Jon Sciambi. Buster serves as a reporter in the show.

In addition, Jon Sciambi is the fill-in play-by-play commentator, whereas Tim Kurkjian is the fill-in field reporter. Kurkjian, along with, Ravech, Cone, and Perez, joined the team in 2022.

Ravech is the fourth play-by-play commentator of SNB and joined the team when previous commentator Matt Vasgersian left ESPN in 2021. It was announced on 7 January 2022 that Ravech would take over the show along with analysts Cone and Perez.

Ravech, Cone, and Perez during a telecast of Sunday Night Baseball
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On the same day, the special presentation SNB with KayRod was also announced. It features the 2009 World Series champion Alex Rodriguez and ESPN radio host Michae Kay. 

SNB with KayRod on ESPN2 coincides with ESPN's big-profile rivalry games, such as Yankees Vs. Red Sox. The telecast will also feature predictive analysis, fantasy baseball, and special guests.

Kay and Rodriguez appeared on-site for a few select games, while they used to appear live from their home studios for the majority time.

Here is the full list of announcers for SNB:

Alex RodriguezESPN2 Color Commentator
Karl RavechPlay-by-Play Commentator
Buster OlneyField Reporter
David ConeColor Commentator
Tim KurkjianFill-in Field Reporter
Eduardo PérezColor Commentator
Michael KayESPN2 Play-by-Play Commentator
Jon SciambiFill-in Play-by-Play Commentator

ESPN Baseball Playoff Announcers

ESPN Baseball Playoff announcers include Dave Flemming and Jessica Mendoza. They presented the wild card series along with Kurkjian in 2022.

In addition, Doug Glanville, Jesse Rogers, Cole Harvey, and Aiden Gonzalez were also involved in presenting the four wild card games in 2022. Glanville worked as a color commentator, whereas the remaining three as field reporters.

Mendoza with Shulman and Perez during the former's last World Series as the host of ESPN Radio
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On the other hand, Dan Shulman is the commentator for ESPN Radio. Shulman is accompanied by the Olympic gold medalist Mendoza, Eduardo Perez, and Buster Olney.

Reporters Bradford Doolittle, Alden Gonzalez, Joon Lee, Jeff Passan, Marly Rivera, and Jesse Rogers provide on-site coverage for ESPN at every series.

Other contributing commentators include Nicole Briscoe, Kevin Connors, Zubin Mehenti, Phil Murphy, Todd Frazier, and Xavier Scruggs.

ESPN Sunday Night Baseball Crew

ESPN Sunday Night Baseball crew has eight members currently. Apart from field reporter Buster Olney, others joined the team in the 2022 season.

The members of the SNB crew are:

1. Karl Ravech

Karl has been working with ESPN since 1993. He was the primary host of Baseball Tonight from 1995 to 2018.

He has also provided commentary for golf, the college world series, and college basketball. Ravech has been a play-by-play commentator for ESPN Major League Baseball since 2013.

He joined the SNB team in 2022.

2. David Cone

David is a former MLB player. He started his career as a commentator after retiring in 2001.

Cone along with Michael Kay and his other co-workers at the YES Network
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During its debut season, he started as a color commentator for the Yankees on the YES Network. He is known for making references to sabermetric statistics during announcing.

He is currently the lead commentator for the Yankees. He joined ESPN as a Sunday Night Baseball analyst in 2022.

3. Eduardo Perez

Perez is a former MLB coach and a player. He joined ESPN in 2006 as an analyst for Baseball Tonight.

He left ESPN in 2011 and rejoined the network as a studio and game analyst in 2014. He called the 2020 AL wild card playoff series game between the Astros and Twins alongside Ravech and Kurkjian.

4. Buster Olney

Olney is the field reporter for SNB. He works as a sports journalist for ESPN.

He also used to cover the Yankees and the Giants for New York Times. Olney is also a regular analyst for Baseball Tonight and hosts ESPN's Baseball Tonight daily podcast.

5. Jon Sciambi

Sciambi is the fill-in play-by-play commentator for SNB. He has previously worked as an announcer for the Marlins and Braves.

Sciambi, Flemming, and Anderson during the Game 5 between the Dodgers and Giants in the 2021 season
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Currently, he is the announcer for Cubs. Sciambi is all set to replace Dan Shulman as the lead announcer for ESPN Radio's postseason coverage of the 2023 season.

6. Tim Kurkjian

Tim is the fill-in field reporter of SNB. After resigning from Sports Illustrated, he joined ESPN in 1998, where he worked as a senior writer.

He is a regular correspondent on ESPN Radio as well. He has also authored a few books, including Is This a Great Game, or What?: From A-Rod's Heart to Zim's Head—My 25 Years in Baseball.

7. Alex Rodriguez

The 14-time All-Star joined SNB in 2018 as an analyst. He was moved to a simulcast on ESPN2 in 2022.

A-Rod was nominated for an Emmy for Outstanding Sports Personality, Studio, and Sports Event Analyst in 2019.

8. Michael Kay

Kay is the co-host of the ESPN2 telecast along with Rodriguez. He is also the play-by-play announcer for the Yankees.

Kay was also on the MSG team that won an Emmy for Outstanding Live Sports Coverage Series in 1998.

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